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Hitting The High Marc On A Tight Site

How much space and cool street style can you conjure from a compact site – 355sqm with an 11.4m frontage to be precise?

Quite a lot, as it turns out, with the Marc Homes architect studio rising to the challenge through savvy design.

The latest Marc residence, located in Swanbourne, is nearing completion – a hip home for a young family of four with three bedrooms, three bathrooms and an office over two storeys.

"Each Marc home is architect designed and custom built, and that level of customisation enables us to really get the most from a site like this," Marc founder Danny Giorgi said.

"Our architectural toolbox of space, volume and light has had a real workout on this one to create the illusion of larger living areas than you would expect given the fairly narrow frontage."

"Outside, it's very much about purity of form with the metal roofing material of the pitched roof wrapping overthe entire upper storey. White painted bricks on the lower storey add textural interest to the simple, minimalist elevation."

"Inside, it's about bringing the outdoors in with three-metre high glazing. The same polished concrete floor finish has been used internally and externally. This draws the eye beyond the glazing line to visually unite the interior and exterior space for a greater sense of space overall."

The use of concrete for a contemporary industrial aesthetic is becoming a hallmark of the Marc brand and is very much in evidence. Concrete floors are echoed in raw concrete slab ceilings, juxtaposed with refined details such as crisp white bulkheads and luxurious brass fittings.

The Swanbourne home is slated for completion over the coming months and will be open to the public for a limited time. Times and dates to be advised.

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